Kr: Credit cards with bio-info to debut

Na Jeong-ju reports:

The state-run disaster control agency is working with a credit card company to issue cards that will contain biological information about holders to enable a quick and effective treatment in the event of an emergency.

Heated debate concerning possible privacy violation and the consequences a leakage of such information could bring will match daytime temperatures.

The National Emergency Management Agency said it has signed a deal with Korea Exchange Bank’s credit card unit to issue the cards, tentatively named “Respect Life Cards,” as early as next month.

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